Lebanon News

Lebanon’s mountains in a sorry state

Atallah’s maps show that 50 square kilometers of land in Lebanon has been dug for quarrying.

This article was amended on Thursday, July 19 2018

In the original version published on July 19, 2018, it is reported that Beirut measures at 85 square kilometers. It in fact measures around 22 square kilometers. The Daily Star regrets this error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 19, 2018, on page 3.




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